Rights Groups Call for International Intervention in Uzbekistan

by Laurence on 6/9/2005

From Reuters AlertNet – Uzbekistan: Rights Defenders Targeted After Massacre:

On May 31, a coalition of Uzbek rights defenders issued a plea for help. The group wrote to the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the European Parliament stating that persecution of Uzbek rights activists and opposition members has increased since the Andijan killings.

“We are deeply troubled by this growing crackdown on human rights defenders,” Cartner said. “The international community must intervene to stop this campaign and ensure the safety of human rights activists in Uzbekistan.”

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